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All-Star Game an event in appreciation of Kobe Bryant

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — TORONTO – Kobe Bryant grinned as he leisurely looped his way around the court in a full-length layup line of Western Conference All-Stars.Lined up behind DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings...
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David G. Savage) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the fiery conservative who used a sharp intellect, barbed wit and a zeal for verbal combat to fight against the tide of modern liberalism, has died. He...
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Young Lakers D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson enjoy a rare win in Rising Stars Challenge

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — TORONTO – D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson are used to opponents putting up big numbers.But Friday night there was a twist. In the Rising Stars Challenge the young Lakers were able to match...
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No matter what language, Kobe Bryant scores with All-Star media

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — TORONTO – Kobe Bryant was cheered as he sat down Friday.Not by fans, but media – though in Bryant’s first public appearance of All-Star Weekend it was tough to distinguish between the two....
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It's a love fest for Kobe Bryant at All-Star media day

Los Angeles Times (Ben Bolch) — Kobe Bryant had entertained four questions, including two in Italian, from the mass of about 150 media members crammed around him inside a hotel ballroom when a reporter from a Toronto radio...
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Lakers' Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell plan to soak up the All-Star experience

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — TORONTO – A year ago, Jordan Clarkson’s All-Star weekend was spent in the gym. He proudly watched as his high school number was retired in San Antonio, then he returned to Los Angeles for the...
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NBA All-Star Game no longer centers around big men

OC Register (By JANIS CARR) — They are big, sometimes burly and almost always a force in the paint. Yet when it comes to All-Star voting, NBA centers are losing their footing.For a third consecutive season, the All-Star Game...
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Does Kobe Bryant belong on the All-Star team?

OC Register (By JANIS CARR) — Kobe Bryant's appearance in this weekend's All-Star Game has generated plenty of conversation.Is the 37-year-old Lakers guard, who is having a less-than stellar season, deserving of a spot on the...
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All-Star Game MVP? Kobe Bryant says he'll just be happy to be there: What you need to know

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — CLEVELAND – Kobe Bryant looked genuinely mystified.Him? Trying to win MVP at this weekend’s All-Star Game?“Do what?” he asked. Then: “Why?” Shaquille O’Neal said earlier this week that he...
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Lakers coach Byron Scott acknowledges he needs to be patient with D'Angelo Russell

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — CLEVELAND – Fifty-five games into D’Angelo Russell’s career, observers are still trying to dissect this 19-year-old guard, searching for any information that will tell just what he is and who he...
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Final: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving too much for Kobe, Lakers

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — CLEVELAND – For nine straight years, either Kobe Bryant or LeBron James has guided his team to the NBA Finals.But never against the other.As Bryant’s celebrated career nears its conclusion, that...
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Lakers offered Kobe Bryant to Cavaliers for LeBron James in 2007, report says

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — In 2007, the Lakers engaged the Cleveland Cavaliers in talks, offering a disgruntled Kobe Bryant for LeBron James, according to a report on ESPN.com . Bryant had demanded a trade before the...
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Preview: Lakers visit Cleveland Cavaliers before All-Star break

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — While the Lakers have lost two straight, they've been competitive in defeat to the San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers. On Wednesday, the Lakers (11-43) will play one final game before the...
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Fryer: Kobe Bryant's sudden resurgence is weird, yet wonderful

OC Register (By STEVE FRYER) — What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here …• He’s got that skip to his dribble-drive again. The clean, confident follow-through on his shot is back. Somehow, Kobe Bryant has...
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Critiquing a friend: Lakers' TV, radio analysts face tricky role in assessing Byron Scott

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — James Worthy steeled himself, then offered a blunt assessment.The Lakers, in the midst of a losing season, had reached their nadir with a 48-point loss to the Clippers. The Hall of Famer glared...
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Final: After rallying for lead, Lakers falter down the stretch in loss to Pacers

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — The Lakers battled back from a 17-point deficit on Monday and Kobe Bryant offered his standard late-game fare of late-game 3-pointers, but the Lakers failed to execute in the final minute and...
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Knicks fire ex-Laker Derek Fisher; Kurt Rambis made interim head coach

OC Register (By BRIAN MAHONEY) — NEW YORK – Derek Fisher was fired as New York Knicks coach Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.Associate head...
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Preview: Lakers hope to continue improved play in Indiana vs. Pacers

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Last week, the Lakers (11-42) won two straight before falling in a close game against the Spurs (43-8) in San Antonio. On Monday, the Lakers look to avoid another losing streak, visiting the...
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Lakers: Predictions for Week 16

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers won two of three games through Week 15, finally reaching double-digits in the win column at 11-42. They'll play just two games in Week 16, visiting the Indiana Pacers (27-24) and...
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Lakers Week 15 in review: Kobe Bryant returns to form

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers entered Week 15 with 10 straight losses, in danger of setting a franchise record with an 11th. Coach Byron Scott said the team acts like they're " strangers " on the court, and that...
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Blog Articles

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Moreno Valley

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Quakebot) — A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday morning six miles from Moreno Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:01 a.m. PST at a depth of 8.1...
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Airlines make it too hard to file a complaint, lawmaker says

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Hugo Martin) — Air travelers may be more upset about airline service than we know.More than 56 million people flew on U.S. commercial flights in November and only 1,300 filed complaints with the federal...
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Letters to Calendar: A moving tribute to Bob Elliott. And classical music? More, please

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold A moving tribute to Bob Elliott Thanks for your Bob Elliott appreciation ["He Left a Mark With a Poker Face," Feb. 6]. I am 65 and have a tight bond through humor with my 23-year-old...
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Oscar-nominated documentary pressures Pakistan on 'honor killings'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Glenn Whipp) — An Oscar nomination can boost a fledgling career or save a flagging one. Halfway around the world in Pakistan, there are indications that it may also potentially help save thousands of...
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Web Buzz: OneGo allows subscribers to book unlimited commercial flights

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Jen Leo) — At last, here's an app-based subscription plan that lets you book unlimited flights on commercial airlines. Name: OneGo What it does: A monthly subscription entitles you to flights on...
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Fendi moves out and up, A.P.C. pop-up offers a deal to shoppers, and Rachel Zoe has a cool plan

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Adam Tschorn) — Italian luxury brand Fendi has switched-up its longtime home on Rodeo Drive, swapping out a small, one-story boutique for a larger, two-story flagship at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and...
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In a tumultuous world, conductor-composer Esa-Pekka Salonen is focusing more on the present

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mark Swed) — Drinking a triple cappuccino on a summery morning at a Brentwood Country Mart courtyard once favored by Schoenberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen appears content. A week earlier he had returned to Walt...
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Presidential race exposes growing divisions among evangelicals

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lisa Mascaro) — When Southern Baptists named Russell Moore to a top leadership post, conservative evangelicals winced. Moore supports immigration reform, advocates improved race relations and counseled...
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L.A. Marathon live updates: Route, street closures, and tips for running

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Los Angeles Times staff) — Starting at Dodger Stadium and ending in Santa Monica, the 2016 L.A. Marathon is being run on this Valentine's Day and in unseasonably warm temperatures.
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Letters: Singing the praises of Elvis Presley and Memphis, Tenn.

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Singing the praises of Elvis and Memphis, Tenn. Regarding "Memphis Tells Our Story," by Andrew Bender, Feb. 7: Although I was not a dyed-in-the-wool Elvis Presley fan before my visit to...
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How Scalia's death may save teachers unions -- for now

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Howard Blume) — The death of U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could deal a major blow to a California lawsuit that had been widely expected to weaken the financial muscle of teachers unions across...
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Looking for a river cruise in 2016? A Distant Lands presentation will offer ideas

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold CRUISES Presentation Susan Hickman of Distant Lands Travel will discuss river cruise routes and experiences available in 2016. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S....
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Obama's nominee to replace Scalia won't get a vote -- this year

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Jon Healey) — The Senate has about as much chance of voting on a new Supreme Court nominee this year as the sun does of rising in the West. But that doesn't mean said nominee won't eventually take the seat...
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Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane rocks the L.A. runway with retro-glam zeal

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Adam Tschorn) — The City of Light touched down in the City of Angels on Wednesday night in the form of the Saint Laurent Los Angeles show, a runway presentation of the French luxury label's fall 2016 menswear...
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A swift death penalty might prevent more child killings

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: I had just returned home after holding my gorgeous 1-month-old granddaughter when I read the sickening news of the fate of 1-year-old Autumn Johnson. (" 'Hearts are broken'...
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Coastal Commission's first big test after firing Lester: Banning Ranch

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: The proof of how political Charles Lester's firing as Coastal Commission executive director was will become evident soon when a huge local project comes before the body: the...
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Judge should seek more prison time for Lee Baca

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: The editorial on disgraced ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca seems to gloss over the truth. (" Justice finally catches up with Sheriff Lee Baca – who helped deny it to others ,"...
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L.A. shows its design muscle in three days of men's runway shows

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Vincent Boucher) — If the second round of New York Fashion Week's recently concluded men's shows proved anything, it was that Los Angeles designers are simultaneously creative disrupters and an established...
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Should women register for the draft? That's the wrong question to ask about our military.

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Andrew J. Bacevich) — Should the United States require women to register for the draft? The chief of staff of the U.S. Army and the commandant of the Marine Corps think so. As a result, presidential candidates are...
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Supreme Court made the right call on Obama's climate-change overreach

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: The U.S. Supreme Court's injunction suspending President Obama's power plan was not “opaque” — it was necessary and in congruence with the law. (" The U.S. can't allow Supreme...
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